Gardening Living Healthy

Searching for that Wellspring of Nutrition and Knowledge?

Is it just me, or do fruits and vegetables seem even more delicious and “in season” during springtime? Perhaps it’s the return combination of warm days and cool evenings, inviting us back outdoors, that’s so positively conducive to enjoying fresh, healthful foods.

And yet, while the impact and sensations subside with the season’s passing, I can’t help but occasionally ponder: “Wouldn’t it be nice to enjoy homegrown, fresh veggies year round?” Candidly, once the answer involves the inconvenient vision of even minor hassles with a larger scale gardening project, the inspiration is fleeting . . . until the following spring.

Still, there are so many good reasons beyond the bounty to create a home garden. Knowledge of how food grows, lessons of science, nutrition and healthy eating habits, even gaining that sense of responsibility and accomplishment – these all constitute valuable information and important notions of self. In this spirit, a home garden presents unique opportunities and reflects, arguably, a categorical imperative of homeschooling.

So, where to begin? Even the experienced gardener can appreciate a turnkey solution for home gardening beginners. The DOLE Garden kit offers exactly that: an affordable, hands-on learning resource to facilitate the year round planning and execution of your home vegetable garden.

Homeschool moms and dads will find that the DOLE Garden Kit has everything you need to get started with your very own garden. Inside this handy kit, you will find 12 seed varieties, including broccoli, tomatoes, kale, carrots and more. Additionally, peat pots, trays, row markers, a garden journal with tips, nutrition information and recipes are all included.

Before you know it, you’ll be growing and transferring this knowledge in nature’s classroom, as you and your family are enjoying healthful foods from your very own garden!

Order your Dole Garden Kit today! To learn more about the Dole Nutrition Institute visit www.dole.com/nutritioninstitute. You can also follow the Dole Nutrition Institute on Twitter. Happy Gardening!

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